• APC lawmaker kicks against immunity for NASS leaders

    APC lawmaker kicks against immunity for NASS leaders

    Sen.Yusuf Yusuf (APC-Taraba) has called for the removal of the aspect of immunity clause pertaining to criminal offences committed by political office holders.

    Yusuf, who is the Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, made the call on Thursday following the move in the House of Representatives to accord immunity to principal officers of the National Assembly.

    According to him, the immunity clause should set aside the section dealing with specific crimes.

    “Why should there even be immunity in the first place? For […]

  • SERAP condemns Senators’ proposal for life pension, immunity for NASS leaders

    SERAP condemns Senators’ proposal for life pension, immunity for NASS leaders

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has strongly condemned as “self-serving and despicable the demand by some senators on Saturday for immunity and life pension for presiding officers of the National Assembly after their tenure in office.”

    SERAP’s statement followed the proposals by the senators at a two-day retreat on Constitution Review organised by the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Constitution Review in Lagos on Saturday.

    Among others, the proposals want presiding officers, such as President of the Senate, Deputy President of […]